How do you keep your preaching fresh year after year during Christmas and Easter? Or more to the point, how do you keep your people freshly interested in attending and hearing you during these seasons? No doubt this can be a challenge. After nearly 20 years in the pastorate and in the pulpit on a regular basis, I have a few ideas that have aided me in doing just this. In this post, I list and discuss three of the ones I discovered to be most beneficial.
As a pastor, you often are called on to travel and represent your congregation as a part of your ministry. The difficult part is this does not mean that the rest of your responsibilities stop simply because you are out. Amazingly, I have found that I can be more productive on the road if I plan to be and expect to do so. In this post, I share a few of my tips that I have learned along the way that help me use my travel time wisely.
A few weeks ago, we explored sermon introductions. This week we want to look at the other end of the spectrum – sermon conclusions. If sermon introductions are about gaining a hearing, then sermon conclusions are about leaving an impression. Therefore, in this article I give you the three simple goals that I try to accomplish in the conclusion every sermon I preach.
I genuinely believe that a pastor holds the place as the primary leader of the church he serves. This is true whether he desires or aspires to this or not. The question for you, then, is will you lead from the pulpit intentionally. Will you do it with clarity and purpose? In this post, I give you 3 suggestions for preaching your pastoral vision as a part of your preaching ministry.